Pippi Longstocking parrot dies after reaching ‘biblical age’

Douglas was an Ara macaw who staked his claim to fame in 1970 when he starred in Pippi Longstocking on the Seven Seas, based on the novels by Swedish children’s author Astrid Lindgren.

Readers of The Local may remember that he again grabbed headlines three years ago after the Swedish Board of Agriculture ruled that his cage at Malmö’s reptile centre in southern Sweden was too small.

The board said the cage should be at least 30 square metres and the reptile centre, who did not…
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